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Class KR - Miss Rowell

Welcome to WJS Year 5!

There are lots of exciting projects and challenges for you and I hope you will have a huge amount of fun learning lots of new skills!


MRS MATTHEWS / MRS SMITH / MRS CORBY: We are very lucky that Mrs Matthews, Mrs Smith and Mrs Corby will be working with us in Year 5!

MRS ROBINSON: Mrs Robinson is our Sports Coach and will be working alongside Miss Rowell and Miss Jeffree during one PE session a week. 

MR SILLS: We are very lucky that Mr Sills will be joining us again in September to teach music one half term each term. We will get our first sessions after October half term.

Miss Rowell is one of the Year 5 teachers, working alongside Miss Jeffree. She is in charge of leading PE for the school and is very excited to be taking children to various sporting competitions throughout the year, including girls football, Gymnastics, Cross Country and Sports Hall Athletics.

In her spare time Miss Rowell loves to go to the gym and play sport, particularly netball. She enjoys travelling, especially to sunny places! As well as this, Miss Rowell loves to spend time with her friends and family!

Make sure you pop by and say hello!

What we are learning about...

Autumn 1  Year 5 – Space Invaders

Our topic for this half term was 'Space Invaders' where we looked forward to the challenge of sending sending our eggonauts into Space! Alongside this, we learnt about the history of space, including finding out about the first people (and creatures) sent in to Space! We learnt about our Solar System and identified how the planets orbit the sun, as well as investigating how night and day are created. 

Autumn 2  Year 5 – Lights! Camera! Action!

During LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION! we used Stop Motion to create our very own animations. Whilst creating our animations, we looked at; camera angles, sound, sound effects and lighting, as well as creating our own stories and characters. We were really pleased how our Stop Motion films turned out and were so proud to show everyone during our open afternoon. 

Spring 1  Year 5 - Awesome Egyptians

This half term we travelled back in time to the world of Ancient Egypt. Here we learnt about the importance of the River Nile and investigated the mysteries of Tutankhamun's tomb. We learnt all about the Pharaoh's and wrote our own messages using Hieroglyphics!

In English, we looked at stories from other cultures and biographies. We also learnt about the famous Egyptologist Howard Carter. We were really lucky to have a visit from Portals to the past, who took us back in time to the Ancient Egyptian Era.

Spring 2 Year 5 - Amazing Americas

During this half term we are going to be learning all about North and South America, focusing on biomes and climae zones. Do you know which biome we live in? Is there a different biome you would like to live in? 

Along the way, we will be finding out about the different countries in the Amazing Americas and taking a road trip through them. We may even have to stop off along the way and sample some American cuisine.

In English we will be focusing on the story 'Journey to Jo'burg' and writing our own story from another culture. In science we will be focusing on life cycles and finding out all about how plants and animals reproduce. 

We can't wait to get started!



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Indoor: Navy/Black shorts, white T-shirt and plimsols.

Outdoor: Navy/Black jogging bottoms, white T-Shirt, Navy/Black jumper, Trainers.

Important Information

PE is on Mondays and Wednesdays so please make sure you bring the correct kit to school. Girls, you will need to tie long hair back and remove earrings. We will hopefully be going outside this half term if the weather allows so please have an outdoor kit too.

Homework consists of maths, topic and spellings and needs to be handed in on Mondays. Spellings will be set on a Tuesday and tested the following week. Your Topic and Maths homework is set on a Thursday. I would also suggest you try and read as much as you can at home, I would love to hear all about the books you have been reading.

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